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Reliance on manufacturing becomes a weakness as US and China turn inwards
And why the current obsession with negative-margin hypergrowth can only create zero-sum tech enterprises.
Some fear the fire of inflation; others the ice of deflation
Squeeze widens infrastructure gap in poorest countries
The picture is one of weak growth and pervasive populist politics
Better than expected data contradicts IMF gloom over growth outlook
The IMF's Tobias Adrian tours the world's big risks. Plus, Vitor Gaspar on “good” and “bad” spending.
Double-digit gains for equities heap pressure on money sitting on the sidelines
Flip-flopping between growth and debt targets weakens positive feedback loop
Closely watched figures will provide insight on whether US trade war continues to bite
Signs that rebound of past few years has petered out, hitting living standards
Governments need to prepare for the next downturn, Vitor Gaspar says
Warning that weak tail of companies are vulnerable to growth shocks
The sharp slowdown late in 2018 has stabilised but not yet reversed
Disappointing indicators show similar picture in US, China and Europe
IMF chief urges governments to fix deficits now as low interest rates leave ‘limited room to act’
With the crisis behind us, we must tackle the structural issues weighing on economic growth
How populations have shifted from 1500 to the present day
The US, European and Asian central banks are on the alert as the economy weakens
This year’s soft patch shows signs of being longer lasting
Body warns tit-for-tat restrictions could turn soft landing for world economy into a hard one
Most nations yet to adopt big pro-growth measures, leaving market volatility to reign